Ric Lee Lawson

Ric Lee Lawson

Update: Ric Lee Lawson returned to his home in Bolivar, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Original story (Sept. 10, 2020, 6:57 a.m.) A missing man may be somewhere in Ozark, and investigators seek help locating him.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office issued an Endangered SILVER Advisory for Ric Lee Lawson, a 68-year-old man who was last seen at his home in Bolivar at 8 a.m. on Sept. 9. Lawson was wearing blue jeans and a cap when he was last seen.

Lawson is diabetic and reportedly suffers from dementia. He is 6 feet tall and weighs about 185 pounds.

Lawson was driving a red 2013 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, Missouri license plate No. 2NC542 and was reportedly going fishing at Bolivar Landing in Polk County.

Lawson did not return home from fishing. Law enforcement agents pinged Lawson’s cell phone, and it returned a location in Ozark in Christian County on Sept. 9, at 7 p.m.

Anyone who sees Lawson or his vehicle, or anyone having any information related to the endangered missing person should immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency, or call the Polk County Sheriff's Office at (417) 777-9020.

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Has he been found?

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